[ExI] GM Cruise takes first fares for paid driverless taxi in San Francisco

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 21:36:23 UTC 2022

GM’s autonomous driving division, Cruise, has begun its paid
driverless taxi service in San Francisco and officially took its first
fares last night.


Jameson Dow   - Jun. 23rd 2022

Cruise’s program is still quite limited, only covering about a third
of San Francisco with 30 cars. While anyone can sign up, Cruise is
sending out limited invites for users given the limitations of their
vehicle supply and geofenced area at the moment.
The system is currently geofenced to the Northwest corner of the city
of San Francisco and only runs between 10pm and 6am. This is done
mostly for safety – there are fewer pedestrians and other cars on the
road during those hours, making for a simpler driving situation for
the autonomous vehicles involved.
Cruise wants to expand across the city quickly, though, and Vogt said
that “as soon as the end of the year” it may have “hundreds” of
vehicles “covering all of San Francisco.”

They also mention the problem of what to do about all the drivers
becoming unemployed.


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